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'''Argeleb II''' ([[Sindarin|S]]. 'Silver King') was the son of King [[Araphor]] of [[Arthedain]], and was named for his great-grandfather [[Argeleb I]].
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'''Argeleb II''' ({{TA|1473}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 194</ref> - {{TA|1670|n}},<ref name="North">{{App|North}}</ref> died aged 197) was the tenth king of [[Arthedain]], and succeeded his father, [[Araphor]], upon his death in 1589, at the age of 116.  
  
He came to the throne in 1589 at the death of his father.
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==History==
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In {{TA|1601}}, the twelfth year of Argeleb's reign, many [[hobbits]] migrated from [[Bree]] so Argeleb granted them the land beyond the [[Baranduin]] to dwell in. These hobbits were joined in [[The Shire]] by [[Stoors]] from [[Dunland]] around  {{TA|1630|n}}.<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> Prior to this, the area of the Shire had been unpopulated and regarded as the king's hunting ground.
  
During his rule the [[Great Plague]] reached [[Eriador]], and most of the people of [[Cardolan]] perished, especially in [[Minhiriath]]. The [[Hobbits]] and other peoples living in [[Arnor]] all suffered greatly, but the plague lessened as it went north, and the north of [[Arthedain]] was scarcely affected.
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In {{TA|1636}} the [[Great Plague]] devastated [[Gondor]] (the [[Telemnar|King]], his children and the [[White Tree of Gondor|White Tree]] perished) and moved north to the lands of Argeleb's rule.<ref name="TA"/>  Although the Great Plague decreased in severity as it moved north, there was still much suffering throughout [[Eriador]]; most of the people of [[Cardolan]] perished (especially those living in [[Minhiriath]]) including Cardolan's last prince. The last prince was buried in the [[Barrow-downs]], which was also about the time that evil-spirits started coming from [[Angmar]] to dwell in the Barrow-downs.<ref>{{App|Eriador}}</ref>
  
Still it saw the end of [[Cardolan]], and the last prince of [[Cardolan]] was buried in the [[Barrow-downs]] in the same mound [[Frodo Baggins]] was later caught in. Evil spirits sent by [[Angmar]] passed through [[Rhudaur]] to [[Cardolan]], and began to dwell in the Barrow-downs.
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After having ruled for eighty-one years, he was succeeded by his son, [[Arvegil]], upon his death in 1670.<ref name="North"/>
  
Perhaps because of the loss of population, he granted [[The Shire]] to the [[Hobbits]]. Before these lands had been a royal hunting ground.
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==Etymology==
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Argeleb's name is [[Sindarin]] for "Silver King" from ''[[ar]]'' meaning "royal", and ''[[celeb]]'' (becoming lenited to ''geleb'') meaning "silver". It is likely that Argeleb II was named after his great-grandfarther, [[Argeleb I]]
  
Argeleb was succeeded at his death in 1670 by his son [[Arvegil]].
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==Genealogy==
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Revision as of 15:04, 19 December 2012

This article is about the tenth King of Arthedain. For the seventh King, see Argeleb I.
Argeleb II.jpg
Argeleb
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Arthedain
BirthT.A. 1473
RuleT.A. 1589 - 1670
DeathT.A. 1670, aged 197 years
Family
ParentageAraphor
ChildrenArvegil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Argeleb II (T.A. 1473[1] - 1670,[2] died aged 197) was the tenth king of Arthedain, and succeeded his father, Araphor, upon his death in 1589, at the age of 116.

History

In T.A. 1601, the twelfth year of Argeleb's reign, many hobbits migrated from Bree so Argeleb granted them the land beyond the Baranduin to dwell in. These hobbits were joined in The Shire by Stoors from Dunland around 1630.[3] Prior to this, the area of the Shire had been unpopulated and regarded as the king's hunting ground.

In T.A. 1636 the Great Plague devastated Gondor (the King, his children and the White Tree perished) and moved north to the lands of Argeleb's rule.[3] Although the Great Plague decreased in severity as it moved north, there was still much suffering throughout Eriador; most of the people of Cardolan perished (especially those living in Minhiriath) including Cardolan's last prince. The last prince was buried in the Barrow-downs, which was also about the time that evil-spirits started coming from Angmar to dwell in the Barrow-downs.[4]

After having ruled for eighty-one years, he was succeeded by his son, Arvegil, upon his death in 1670.[2]

Etymology

Argeleb's name is Sindarin for "Silver King" from ar meaning "royal", and celeb (becoming lenited to geleb) meaning "silver". It is likely that Argeleb II was named after his great-grandfarther, Argeleb I

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Araphor
 
 
 
 
ARGELEB II
 
 
 
 
Arvegil
 
 
 
 
Arveleg II

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 194
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
Preceded by:
Araphor
10th King of Arthedain
T.A. 1589 - T.A. 1670
Followed by:
Arvegil